Displays & Exhibits

The Livingston Library’s display case features the amazing and extensivel dinosaur collection of nine year old Livingston resident, Julian Zakkour, who has been an “amateur” paleontologist since he was 5 years old. His passion started when watching PBS shows Dinosaur Train and Dino Dan and discovering the dinosaur section in the Livingston Library. He absorbed the facts and history of these magnificent creatures like a sponge and quickly learned the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and how they lived and died as if they were old friends. Trips to the Natural History Museum in New York City and dinosaur exhibits near and far also fueled his passion. Most of his family trips always include a trip to a museum or a dinosaur inspired attraction. He started to collect dinosaur figures in every shape, form and size and his family always knows what he wants for his birthday and on holidays! The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films and franchise made a great impact on his love of dinosaurs. His collection includes rare vintage Jurassic Park figures from all 3 films (Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park II and Jurassic Park III) and from the newer films Jurassic World and Jurassic World, the Lost Kingdom. He considers himself a purist and favors toys that show the real form of the dinosaur but also loves the new hybrid toy figures as well. His favorite dinosaur is the Spinosaurs. His dream would be to go on a dig and actually find a dinosaur fossil. He is currently in the 3rd grade at Harrison school. He would like to be a paleontologist when he grows up. He is very happy to share his collection with the Library to inspire other kids about the wonderful world of dinosaurs! This colorful and enthralling display will last till January 26.

The Livingston Library’s display case features the amazing and extensivel dinosaur collection of nine year old Livingston resident, Julian Zakkour, who has been an “amateur” paleontologist since he was 5 years old. His passion started when watching PBS shows Dinosaur Train and Dino Dan and discovering the dinosaur section in the Livingston Library. He absorbed the facts and history of these magnificent creatures like a sponge and quickly learned the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and how they lived and died as if they were old friends. Trips to the Natural History Museum in New York City and dinosaur exhibits near and far also fueled his passion. Most of his family trips always include a trip to a museum or a dinosaur inspired attraction. He started to collect dinosaur figures in every shape, form and size and his family always knows what he wants for his birthday and on holidays!
The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films and franchise made a great impact on his love of dinosaurs. His collection includes rare vintage Jurassic Park figures from all 3 films (Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park II and Jurassic Park III) and from the newer films Jurassic World and Jurassic World, the Lost Kingdom.
He considers himself a purist and favors toys that show the real form of the dinosaur but also loves the new hybrid toy figures as well.
His favorite dinosaur is the Spinosaurs. His dream would be to go on a dig and actually find a dinosaur fossil. He is currently in the 3rd grade at Harrison school. He would like to be a paleontologist when he grows up. He is very happy to share his collection with the Library to inspire other kids about the wonderful world of dinosaurs!
This colorful and enthralling display will last till January 26.

The Livingston Public Library welcomes exhibits and displays, which further the educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable and/or public service objectives of the Library. Exhibits and displays which incorporate books and other Library materials are especially encouraged.  The Library recognizes its role in nurturing local talent and culture and, therefore, extends its preference in scheduling exhibits and displays to local schools, civic and community groups and local artists.  The Library also encourages exhibits and displays by collectors, crafts people and hobbyists.  Other displays may be devoted to an aspect of community life, science, education, family life, local or other history, community accomplishments, national anniversaries or events, or traveling exhibits in various fields and areas of interest.

All exhibits are subject to the terms of the Livingston Public Library’s Exhibits and Displays Policy.

The Library has a lighted glass display case (H 15”; D 20”) by the entrance where the displays can last from 2 weeks to a month.  Scheduling for this is arranged several months in advance.

If you are interested to set up a display in the case or to have any sort of display anywhere in the Library, please complete the Request to Place or Erect an Exhibit/Display and submit it for advance review and approval to the Library or email it to archana.chiplunkar@livingston.bccls.org.  Your application must include photographs or samples of items to be displayed.  

The Exhibits and Displays Agreement must be signed prior to setting up any exhibit or display.

Once the application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule specific dates.

Past Displays:

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